Arthritis and joint pain/stiffness is very challenging and we are always looking for products that can ease our pain and discomfort. This gift guide is filled with products that help to make life easier living with arthritis.
Keep in mind though, that when you live with arthritis, a gift that helps relieve or cope with the pain is something we really get excited about instead of “cutsy” and frivolous gifts wrapped up in big bows. So, if some of these gift ideas don’t seem like something you would normally expect to be a gift, don’t be surprised. Know that to us, it is a phenomenal gift!
The health costs associated with our illness can empty our pockets fast so to receive a gift that is functional and thoughtful is a great combination.
This gift guide is intended to help you understand what people with arthritis really want and value.
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Here are 15 amazing gift ideas for someone who suffers with arthritis and joint pain.
Epsom salt is an age-old remedy that is known to draw out inflammation. Now, you can get it in different scents that aids even further in relaxation. Don’t let the fancy kinds fool you. Just “bath minerals” may not actually have the same proven effectiveness of just good ole’ Epsom salt.
When someone in my Chronic Illness and Arthritis Facebook groups suggested this device, the Spinner Ball for your steering wheel, I had never heard of it. But it is awesome and helps when your hands are fatigued and losing strength. This particular brand has you specify the make and model of your car to get a custom fit for the steering wheel.
I don’t know about you, but I feel very self-conscious when I pull out a prescription pill bottle in public to take my medicine. I found these beautiful pill boxes and just had to have one or two. There are so many gorgeous ones to choose from.
4. Pizza wheel
Who doesn’t love pizza? I am such a pizza lover, I just had to add the Pizza Wheel to this gift list. It even comes with a blade shield for when it’s not in use. That is an awesome benefit because I have “little hands” around the house that are sometimes too curious for their own good. 🙂
5. Reusable Cooling Wrap from Relax the Back
I just love all of the great products from Relax the Back. This cooling gel wrap doesn’t need to be refrigerated so it’s great for on the go. And with it being a wrap, you can use it on many different joints to relieve pain and swelling. Gift cards from Relax the Back are also a great option!
Who says arthritis gloves have to be ugly? These gloves are way more stylish than the usual medical supply-looking ones. And when you have an arthritis flare, especially if you have Rheumatoid Arthritis, these are a lifesaver.
7. Cane Chair
I wish I would have found this chair so much sooner! With my CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome) that mainly affects my lower back, I can only stand or walk for a few minutes before the pain skyrockets. So, this is amazing to have with so many occasions where I can’t find a place to sit down. This is especially helpful when I walk my kids to the bus stop and we have to wait for the bus to come. Amazon has many other similar chairs available too.
The automatic jar opener that holds the jar and is completely hands-free is more expensive but worth it if you have a lot of joint problems with your hands, as many Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers do. But there are many other budget-friendly options of automatic can openers.
Since being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis I find that after I have been sitting a long time it is really hard to get up out of my chair. This Up Easy Lifting Cushion is very helpful. It comes in different options that support different amounts of weight.
Rheumatoid Arthritis greatly affects the hand joints. So, having a heated pad that surrounds the hand entirely isingenious and a definite must-have for someone with arthritis.
These dolphin grips are fun and cute so I just had to include them. But people with more advanced needs with damage and pain in the hand joints may need a pen/pencil gripper that is less cute but more functional like these grippers.
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Whether it’s my lower back pain from CRPS or my joint pain from my arthritis, I love the fact that this hot/cold therapy pad is wearable. I can still move around and get things done while benefitting from the hot or cold therapy. It can also be wrapped around other joints like shoulders.
Did you know that Amazon has Housecleaning Services? It’s a great idea if someone with arthritis and joint pain lives in a different town from you. The Home Cleaning Service Plans allow you to customize your service based on the square footage and rooms of the place to be cleaned. There is a whole range of other service plans too.
- supports healthy joint function
- reduces aches and pains
- helps muscles to relax
- checkincreases blood circulation and reduces stiffness
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Finding awesome gift ideas for someone with arthritis and other chronic illnesses that causes joint pain is right at your fingertips now. Save this post for later for gift giving for the special person in your life that suffers from arthritis joint pain and stiffness.